Senior wide receiver Jeffrey Jay will get to enjoy the ride one more year.
Jay was not recruited to join the Boston College Eagles like so many other of his teammates, getting to play the “hat game” on signing day. Jeffrey Jay came to Boston College as an average student, but one who would get a rare, enjoyable opportunity that would make him part of a new family.
Just before 2012 spring football practice, the freshman Jay walked on to the team as a wide receiver. During his first official season as a member of the team in 2012, Jay did not play.
This would change when Steve Addazio took over, as Jeffrey Jay got into the first two games of his collegiate career. His debut was as a junior against North Carolina, and he would also get the opportunity to step onto the field for the bowl game against Arizona, hideous though the game was.
Jeffrey Jay #33: Fast Facts
- Position: Wide receiver
- Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut
- High School: The Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT
- Measurements: 6-foot-2, 191 lb.
- Class year & age at 2014 opener: Senior, 21
- BC games played: 2
Jeffrey Jay #33: 2013 Season
- Backup wide receiver
- Games played: 2 (no starts)
- Cumulative statistics: 1 rec., 14 yards
- Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
Jay appeared on the last two-deep of the 2013 season as a backup wide receiver behind Alex Amidon. With Amidon firing on all cylinders and continuing to break records, the likelihood of Jay overtaking him was never too good.
There is no question that Boston College’s depth at wide receiver is extremely suspect, with Amidon graduated, Spiffy Evans and Marcus Grant out the door, and Harrison Jackson, expected to have been a contributor this year, done already with an ACL tear. It may come down to Jeffrey Jay having to step up with increased playing time in order to get this thing to work.
Most likely, there will be true freshmen playing here to augment Boston College’s depth issues. Nevertheless, the situation which may land on Jay’s lap is something about which he could only dream when he walked onto the team. There is no way to tell what kind of playing time he will get, but him getting more snaps in 2014 is not out of the question with the state of the wide receiver corps.
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